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Easily consumable in a bind
Oversweet and underflavored. Much as I hate most of their products, Bacardi's coconut rum is actually quite good for an easy to find alternative. Brinley's is better but not as easy to find.
This is not my thing or type of booze (I really don't like artificially flavor-infused alcohols of any kind) I only have it for some sweet summer blended drinks my wife loves to have now and then.
So, this is as plain, generic, commercially brewed syrup rum as you can get. This is essentially like a Canadian using Mrs. Butterworths. Really, you are on a site with badass runs and you are looking up this stuff? C’mon I’m a rum rookie and one look at this bottle says it generic crap. Why would you come to a site like this and look up this? Why did I post about it, well because I used to drink it before the rum snobs enlightened me AND mostly I am just trying to get a stupid badge for rating another rum. So, c’mon you can do way better than this for a few bucks more. Right? You know it’s true... thanks Millie Vanilli.
This has nothing in common with a fine aged rum, so I am rating it as a liqueur. It is sweeter and smoother with a better taste than Malibu. Similar to Blue Chair Bay without the extra spice. My wife also prefers it to the other coconut rums.
On my quest to find a replacement for when my only bottle of Koloa Toasted Coconut Rum finally runs out, this one was recommended to me. The coconut aroma is almost as good as the Kola, but that is where the good sensation ends. On the tongue, it tastes like heavy syrup, with only a slight artificial coconut flavor for the after taste. No burn at all and one would not expect this at only 21% ABV. After back to back comparisons some time later, this one belongs in the "simple syrup with coconut flavors" category. So it looks like when that bottle of Koloa runs out, I will have to suffice with Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum with real coconut flavor and it's excessive sweetness. That would be going back to where my quest all started until I lucked out to find that bottle of 80 proof Koloa a week ago.
I have also not had any luck with other flavored rums from Cruzan. I tried their Guava Rum in a bar and it tastes nothing at all like that namesake fruit. Not repulsive, but not worth buying a bottle.
Cruzan Coconut has nothing to do with aged rums. It is just a sugar overload liquor masked as a Caribbean rum to tourists. The coconut flavor is artificial and the sugar overload is just nasty, but to be frank this could potential work as an additional flavor to your mixed drink.
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